Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
Every Mac with a Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect an external display or projector using an adaptor. You can use an external display as your main workspace or to extend your desktop, or you can work in mirrored mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees.
Use the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adaptor to connect your Mac to a 30-inch display that includes a DVI connector, such as the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display HD, and enjoy the ultimate widescreen canvas with a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels.
Mac OS X v.10.5.6 or later
Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports
Answers from the community
can i connect macbook pro to two monitors
- Asked by greg b from LONDON
- on 23-Feb-2016
If you have a MacBook Pro with Retina display you can use the HDMI cable or the Mini Displayport to If you have a MacBook Pro with Retina display you can use the HDMI cable or the Mini Displayport to connect one monitor and use the Thunderbolt to VGHA connector to connect a second monitor. This setup allows you to mirror three screens OR use them all independently (you will get higher res if you use the DisplayPort connector to connect to a high-def monitor).
- Written by Nigel F from Duxbury
- on 24-Oct-2016
How can I use the Mac Mini with two monitors?
- Asked by Gustavo & Ceci R from MIssissauga
- on 29-Oct-2015
I do not own a mac mini but I have seen this done many times in retail stores that want to show off I do not own a mac mini but I have seen this done many times in retail stores that want to show off the versatility of such a small desktop. The mac mini has two video outputs: a mini-display port and a mini-DVI port. The mini-display port is the same one you find on the current generation macbook, macbook pros (as well as the Mac Pro) and the Mini-DVI is the same as the on the old black/white macbook. I do not know why apple decided to go with two different adapter types but it works just the same as you will need two separate adapters to use two displays anyway. From there, you just buy two "dongles" (display adapters) which hook up to your respective screen input jacks (VGA or DVI) and you're set!
- Written by Ben S from Golden
- on 02-Sep-2016
What's the point of the USB port on this adapter? Is it just an extension to plug things into?
- Asked by Joey C from Odenton
- on 26-Jun-2016
The 30" Apple Cinema Display has four cables that come out the back 1) Dual-Link DVI, 2) USB 2, 3) F The 30" Apple Cinema Display has four cables that come out the back 1) Dual-Link DVI, 2) USB 2, 3) Firewire 400, and 4) power. I believe the adapter's USB port was put there to allow the adapter to supply power to the 30" ACD two USB ports. So although the adapter is suitable for any Dual-Link DVI monitor, Apple certainly wanted it to work with it's own monitor. Interestingly, the adapter does not have a socket for Firewire 400 so, the Firewire 400 cable from the monitor goes unused and thus the two Firewire 400 ports on the back of the monitor no longer function.
- Written by Barry B from Placentia
- on 04-Aug-2016
want to connect my iMAC 27 version 10.9 purchase 8-2-13 to a TV smart panasonic
- Asked by Nancy F from ORLANDO
- on 03-Feb-2016
I would possibly go with apple TV if I were you. I currently use or extend my monitor in the office I would possibly go with apple TV if I were you. I currently use or extend my monitor in the office here to a 55" LG via apple TV, I believe that a 2013 model imac should have capability to do this. In my circumstance I can mirror my desktop or just extend my current working area. Just looked at the post date, chances are you've probably worked through this problem already.
- Written by john M from Edinburgh
- on 05-Jul-2016
I am seeking adapter recommendations for connecting a macbook pro (retina 13-inch mid 2014) to a midi keyboard
- Asked by Megan O from Naperville
- on 03-Nov-2015
Will this cable adapter allow me to connect my late 2008 Macbook Pro, 15inch, to an Asus PB278Q 27inch monitor? Flawlessly?
- Asked by Andrej V from san francisco
- on 06-May-2015